After promptings from several people, I decided to start a blog. I have no idea how frequently I’ll post since like most other stay-at-home moms, my days consist of trying to keep the other beings (human and canine) in my household alive until bedtime. And my intention for this blog is for it to be a humorous stop in everyone’s day (pressure)…and sometimes you can’t force that.

The inspiration for the name of this blog comes from something that has “been made possible by viewers like you.” Martha Speaks. Thank you, PBS, for creating so many shows that consume even the sub-conscious thoughts of those of us parents of toddlers and preschoolers. I knew my life had taken a turn when I was awake in the middle of the night nursing and my toes were tapping to the rhythm of a Daniel Tiger song that was streaming through my head. Nursing isn’t always super fast, so “when you wait, you can play, sing or imagine anything.”  

[Shoots brains out]

I never considered myself to be an outspoken person. Like a lot of little dogs, I might bark really loud behind a closed door, but the minute I’m in front of bigger dogs I fall back and observe. Other little dogs pee when they get in front of bigger dogs. That might also be something I can relate to. I started to bark more loudly and more frequently several few years ago when I was working outside of the home. I chalked it up to being pregnant and hormonal and more easily angered by things I saw going on around me. And then I chalked it up to being tired from nursing at night. And then I chalked it up to this and that and the other thing.

I realized I had lost my filter a while ago. I started to not care who I said things in front of or what people thought of me. I mean really, one might look at that and say that I had finally “found” myself. I felt then, and still feel now, a sense of confidence in who I am and I’m no longer afraid to look stupid. Well…obviously I’d prefer not to. I should say I’m not afraid to look stupid when I’m being silly and free. Not being able to get the quarter back out of my Aldi shopping cart, rolling down the hand-crank window in my car when I meant to flip on my blinker, and having to tell a poor Walmart stock boy that I accidentally poured about a cup and a half of Coco Wheats cereal on the aisle floor are all things I could do without.

Katie Speaks will [hopefully]be a humorous, “unfiltered” recording of the randomness of life that I know so many others will be able to relate to.

So…here’s to no dry spells in humorous occurrences!